Tyrone claimed a comfortable 0-19 to 0-7 victory over Tipperary in Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 3B qualifier.
The Red Hands illustrated the gulf in class between Divisions One and Three this year by outscoring the hosts by 0-12 to 0-1 in a one-sided second half.
Tyrone led by 0-7 to 0-6 at half-time but blew Tipp away after the break, despite playing against the breeze.
“I was happy with the overall performance but we were disappointed at half-time that we struggled so much to get scores in the board,” said Harte.
“We were revitalised in the second half because our backs were against the wall. We had to stand up and be counted.”
Derry manager Brian McIver resigned as Derry boss after he saw his side exit the football championship after a poor display against Galway.
Danny Cummins’ goal seven minutes from time wrapped up the 1-11 to 0-8 win, but McIver felt Derry should have been awarded a penalty at the other end a minute earlier following a challenge by Finian Hanley on Cailean O’Boyle.
“I have given my life in terms of the GAA. I had to go into a bunch of players there and thank them for all of their work. I just can’t handle refereeing decisions like that any longer. I have had to step down,” said a furious McIver after the defeat.